Welcome to our ranking of the most affordable colleges for a minor in international agriculture in 2017-2018.

Maybe you’d like to study international agriculture, but not as a college major. The minors, specializations, and certificates in international agriculture ranked below will allow you to pursue a more general agriculture degree (or in some cases, a non-agriculture degree) while getting a generous exposure to international agriculture. Our initial pool of 20 programs was narrowed to 10, being ranked by affordability according to tuition rates on College Navigator (using in-state tuition where applicable). The #1 spot went to the most affordable school.

10. Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

Minor: International Studies in Agriculture

Purdue University minor international agriculture

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Any major studying in Purdue’s College of Agriculture can apply for the minor in international studies in agriculture. You will be required to show proficiency in a second language and choose a certain country or region.  Altogether this minor requires 15 credits, and you will get great exposure to your geographic area of choice through courses and study abroad.

Tuition (in-state): $10,002

9. University of Missouri–Columbia

Columbia, Missouri

Minor in International Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

University of Missouri Columbia minor international agriculture

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The title of this international ag minor reveals its interdisciplinary nature. Markets, resources, production, and trade are all considered on the global scale. Take courses like Global Animal Agriculture, Climates of the World, and International Studies in Conservation at a great tuition rate.

Tuition (in-state): $9,509

8. Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas

Minor in International Agriculture

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The 15 credit hours of this international agriculture minor are carefully crafted and reserved for students already majoring in agriculture at Kansas State. They include one foundation course, one foreign language (two courses), one international experience, and a capstone seminar. You will gain a keen understanding of how agricultural systems work in different political contexts and appreciate social patterns of food consumption.

Tuition (in-state): $9,350

7. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska

Minor in International Agriculture & Natural Resources

Nebraska Lincoln Ag minor international agriculture

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This minor in international agriculture at University of Nebraska-Lincoln will teach you to understand agriculture on the scale of the global economy. You will be giving yourself better prospects for working with a government agency or company that works at an international scale. Three broad areas of courses include international ag studies, international arts and sciences, and languages.

Tuition (in-state): $8,367

6. Mississippi State University

Starkville, Mississippi

Minor in International Studies in Agriculture

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Hone your decision-making, communication, and leadership skills through the international agriculture minor at Mississippi State. You will need to take courses in international agricultural education, foreign language, and study abroad, among others, and choose from electives like sustainable communities and food law. Students are encouraged to go beyond the 21 credits required for the minor in order to gain extra background in geography, culture, and history.

Tuition (in-state): $7,502

5. California State Polytechnic University–Pomona

Pomona, California

International Agricultural Business Management Minor

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For this business-oriented minor in international agriculture you would take courses like global resources for food, food and agricultural marketing applications, and internship in food marketing and agribusiness. The well-established College of Agriculture at Cal Poly Pomona was the original college of the university and now offers eight different ag majors to pair with your international ag minor.

Tuition (in-state): $7,016

4. Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, Mississippi

International Agriculture Option

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Alcorn State offers an international agriculture option under its bachelor’s in agricultural economics. This means that as you come to appreciate how food is grown, bought, and sold from an economics perspective, you will be able to apply that knowledge to the international scene. There are a broad range of employment opportunities resulting from this course of study, including extension agent, ag product specialist, soil conservationist, marketing representative, and more. This in-state tuition is a great deal for those heading into international agriculture with an economics angle.

Tuition: $6,386

3. University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Minor in International Studies in Agriculture and Life Sciences

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To complete this minor at the University of Florida, you will need to take 15 credits of courses and study abroad for six weeks. That means 9-12 credits in technical areas and 3-6 credits studying cultural issues, providing a nice balance to your minor. For example, potential technical area courses include sustainable ecotourism, international forestry, and tropical and subtropical fruits. Cultural area courses can be adapted to your region of interest, including Arabic culture, language in African society, and religions of India. At this tuition price, this minor in international agriculture is worth a good look.

Tuition (in-state): $6,381

2. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, Florida

Minor in International Agriculture

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The College of Agriculture and Food Sciences is offering the minor in international agriculture. There are several majors at the college to choose from that would be nicely paired with this minor: agribusiness, agronomy, animal science, food science, vet tech, entomology, and biological systems engineering. This public, historically black university has an enrolment of 10,000 students.

Tuition (in-state): $5,785

1. University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

International Agriculture Option

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University of Wyoming is offering the most affordable international agriculture minor on our list within its bachelor’s in agricultural business. This option in international agriculture will help you grow your skills in critical thinking, research, negotiation, and communication. If you want to help solve agricultural and economic issues in developing nations, this degree could be a great fit.

Tuition (in-state): $4,892

 

CVO Staff
February 2017

This concludes our ranking of the most affordable colleges for a minor in international agriculture in 2017-2018.